Sana Kawar

Chicago, IL, USA
Award winning experienced professional in the field of graphic design, including art direction and the management of graphic arts operations. Excellent skills of creativity and imagination, as well as a sharp attention to detail. Highly self-motivated, with an ability to adapt well and resolve problems to meet deadlines for complex projects. Strong communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills in dealings with other departments and vendors.

Work Experience

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Art Director/Designer

• Complete design and layout of all publications, including newsletters, brochures, advertisements, pamphlets, visual displays, signage, and posters.
• Assure all designs and layouts are within the Graphic Standards and are completed in a quality manner.
• Reduced advertising/marketing budget by 30% over a single year by streamlining budgeting practices.
• Developed and maintained project archiving system.
• Negotiate competitive bids from printers and other vendors as needed.
• Complete customer interface, including the development of a needs analysis and graphic design concepts for those needs.
• Assisted with coordinating fundraisers for events such as, golf outing, dinner dance, holiday reception, etc., for groups of 100 to 1000 attendees.
• Assure that projects are produced within budgetary constraints.
• Coordinate and schedule photoshoots for projects and events.
• Responsible for the computer network maintenance or arranging for maintenance through an outside vendor.
• Maintain supplies and equipment within the Design area.
• Develop ideas to improve methods, quality and turn-around time.
• Provide input for annual Design budget.
• Interview, supervise, and direct freelance support.
October 2000 - Illinois, United States

Education

Saint Xavier University

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design

August 1996 - May 1998 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Moraine Valley Community College

Associates in Liberal Arts

1993 - 1995 Palos Hills, Illinois, United States

Languages

Arabic (Conversational),

Awards

Graphic Design USA

American Inhouse Design Award

2005

Graphic Design USA

Graphic Design Award

2015

Skills

Adobe Ilustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Mac Platform, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Quark Xpress, IBM Platform, Web Knowledge,